Opportunity has led to production for Sault Ste. Marie product Camaryn Baber. Having taken advantage of more ice time, the 2001 birth year center has two goals, seven assists, nine points in his last six games for the Saginaw Spirit of the Ontario Hockey League.
Baber netted a goal and added an assist — and was named the game’s first star — on Friday as Saginaw stole a 5-3 road decision from Western Conference rival Guelph Storm.
The win for Saginaw solidified its hold on second place in the Western Conference. The Spirit has 91 points in 63 games from a rousing record of 43-15-5.
Baber has played in 43 of Saginaw’s 63 games this season and the rookie pivot now has 7 goals, 14 assists, 21 points.
A healthy scratch several times earlier this season as Saginaw’s 13th forward — he also missed games due to injury — Baber was moved up on the Spirit depth chart following an injury to fellow forward Danny Katic.
A third-round pick, 57th overall, by Saginaw at the 2017 OHL priority selections draft, Baber spent most of the 2017-2018 season with the Soo Thunderbirds of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League, tallying 46 points in 46 regular season games.
Baber, who is eligible for this year’s National Hockey League draft, also got into 11 games with Saginaw in 2017-2018 and had three points, including his first OHL goal.
PHOTO: Camaryn Baber of the Saginaw Spirit.